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Sprite Goes Green by Ditching Its Green Bottle

Alyssa Lukpat of The Wall Street Journal reports that Sprite will no longer be sold in its green bottle.

The C3 Take
  • Coca-Cola will no longer sell its soft drinks in green or yellow bottles in an effort to step up plastic recycling.
  • Only 5% of plastic in the United States is recycled each year, according to a recent Department of Energy report.
  • The private sector companies is voluntarily advancing eco-friendly practices.

“The company said Wednesday that it is easier to reuse clear plastic than green plastic for new bottles. Sprite’s green plastic is recyclable, but green plastic is more often converted into single-use items such as carpets and clothing.”

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